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by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user John Cochran

“Dear PoPville,

Have you ever posted anything about mitigating smoke from neighbors? [Ed. Note: Who can forget the classic from April 5, 2011 My Elderly Neighbor Won’t Stop Smoking Pot and our Apartment Reeks] New neighbor moved into the condo next door and I am looking to get someone to come in and make sure all the air ducts and crevices are sealed so the smoke wont keep seeping into my place. Seems like a pretty common city problem but didn’t see anything about companies the PoP community might recommend to do it.”

Has anyone recently worked with a company that deals with issues like this?

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I was crossing the intersection at 17th Street NW and S Street NW, near the S Street Dog Park with a co-worker. A car with about 4 or 5 young white men were at the stop sign, honking at people walking and giving them the middle finger.

My co-worker and I had crossed the street and as they drove through the intersection towards us. They yelled out what I believe to be, “Hey you!” Throwing a full bottle of Vitamin water at us, which, was clearly intended to hit either of us in the head but, it missed. I didn’t catch their license plate number but, it was a Maryland license plate.

So, folks beware, a car with Maryland license plate (think it was a Honda Civic) of about 4 or 5 white men are driving around the city being terrible and assaulting folks. This happened around 5:20pm.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

“I’m exhausted – this has been a hard summer on my block. Between coming home to people passed out and eventually dying to K2 synthetic drugs, being barricaded inside of my house by men threatening me before going to work, men peeing with their pants down at my door step, dodging bullets and daily harassment; nothing prepared me for what I came home to after work today. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Whoa. Thanks to E. for sharing from Craigslist:

“$2900 / 3br – 2500ft2 – Three Bedroom House Available Aug 25-April 30

Seeking renters for my beautiful home in the Bloomingdale area while I’m away on a fellowship for this upcoming academic year. It’s a comfortable, furnished, three bedroom, 2.5 bath house with washer dryer, dishwasher, a/c, nice gas stove and a cute backyard which you can use to park a car if you’re not into street parking.

I feel ethically obligated to disclose that there are also drug dealers next door. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user oneilljj

Ed. Note: Before the automatons reflexively accuse of me of supporting such actions by merely asking the question, let me be crystal clear and say that I love neighborhood fireworks displays. I’ve loved them from the first time I properly encountered them in 2003. I momentarily loved them less when I had an infant sleeping but I still respected them. I also understand that not all people feel the same way.

This has been a July 5th post for as long as I can remember. Some folks love the neighborhood fireworks displays, and some folks (usually with little kids and/or pets) despise them. And of course some folks don’t really care one way or the other. But this year, I’ve seen a bunch of messages about traditional neighborhood displays being busted up in Petworth and Columbia Heights. In Columbia Heights one reader says that the Cardozo parking lot was emptied early by police and overseen by an ANC rep. “Was definitely a disheartening sight last night – the one day a year where everyone celebrates in community together….pretty sure ANCs have more important things to do then kill Independence Day fun. Thoughts?”

Did others also notice local neighborhood spots busted this year? If so, what neighborhood?

by Prince Of Petworth July 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user quemac

“Dear PoPville,

Our next door neighbor’s entire backyard is a giant farm/garden. From what we gather, this is something they’ve been doing for a long, long time. In theory, we find this really impressive. I love urban farming!

However, in practice, it is less awesome. They keep a giant, open storage container/tub of water in the backyard. (more…)

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